PLA 2016 Conference 5-9 April
Connect with OCLC colleagues at the Public Library Association's 2016 Conference.
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Synopsis of the event
The Public Library Association’s Annual Conference provided the opportunity for OCLC members to connect and learn about new cooperative initiatives. Several OCLC events were offered during the conference, including a Dewey Breakfast, Virtual Reference Roundtable, Digital Collection presentation, and an Update Lunch.
During the update lunch, Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO, presented, “Four principles that create online impact.” In this presentation, Skip points out how visibility, reciprocity, creativity and authority are important to understanding success online, for both individuals and libraries. Skip then introduced OCLC Senior Research Scientist, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, who gave a presentation titled, “What Patrons Want, from Data to Impact.”
Lynn addressed the question “How can we design library services that attract potential users and build lasting relationships?” in her recent compilation, The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn.
Key learnings were discussed from more than a decade of Lynn’s work studying people's information-seeking behaviors. Lynn will present her findings and some simple recommendations on how these data can help libraries design more user-centric services. The link to her presentation is below.
09 April 2016
09 April 2016
RDA-based Data Model of the Finnish Memory Organizations
(PDF, 224 KB)
Presented by Marja-Liisa Seppälä, Leena Furu-Kallio and Miia Herrala
Assessing/Accrediting LIS Programs in the Middle East: Options and Opportunities
(PDF, 346 KB)
Presented by Sajjad Ur Rehman
Leveraging VIAF in the Social Networks and Archival Context
(PDF, 356 KB)
Presented by Daniel V. Pitti
Review of IFLA Involvement in International Quality Assessment of LIS Education
(PDF, 3.8 MB)
Presented by Anna Maria Tammaro and Terry L. Weech
Innovative Professional Practices in Library Science
(PDF, 733 KB)
Presented by Simone Faury Dib, Simone Alves da Silva, Fátima Santana da Silva and Márcio Gonçalves